Kennesaw State beats North Florida 63-54
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP)—Kelvin McConnell scored 20 points and hit five 3-pointers to help Kennesaw State defeat North Florida 63-54 Thursday night.
Kennesaw State (9-19, 6-8 Atlantic Sun Conference) trailed for much of the first half but got a McConnell 3-pointer at the buzzer to take a 31-29 halftime lead. North Florida (2-24, 0-13) answered with a 7-0 run to start the second half to build a 38-33 lead with 17:24 remaining.
A pair of baskets by Ronell Wooten sparked a 7-0 run over the next three minutes for Kennesaw State and pushed the Owls back in front. An 8-2 run later pushed Kennesaw State up 53-47 with 5:50 to play.
Kennesaw State shot 45 percent and hit 6-of-21 shots from 3-point range. North Florida shot 44 percent and held a 33-31 rebounding edge. The Ospreys committed 19 turnovers.
DeVon Jones led North Florida with 20 points and nine rebounds.